Welcome to the DAV Website
The DAV is a non-profit association which exists to promote debate. It is the peak debating body in Victoria and runs large competitions for adults and for schools across Victoria. It provides training and resources for debaters, teachers and adjudicators.
This page lists a number of the topics that have been used in the DAV Schools Competition since 1995.
There are two lists:
Topics by Subject lists the various topics under broad sub-categories, such as the environment, politics, science etc.
Topics by Grade and Year lists the topics as they have been used throughout the years in the preliminary rounds of the finals series.
Junior Secondary Program Topics list topics that have been used in the JSP and are suitable for students in years 7 and 8.
Note that the archive at this stage does not include secret topics or may of the topics used in the finals series. We plan to add more topics at a later date.